Special Issue "Development of Biomaterials and Bioproducts for Energy and Environmental Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 6641
Interests: nanocellulose and nano-chitin biobased carbon nanomaterials for advanced applications; biobased absorbents for water and soil remediations; lignin-based polymer resins, coatings, and plastics
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Interests: adsorption; biochar; PFAS; degradation; arsenic
With the depletion of fossil resources and the increasing environmental pollution issues, there is a critical need to develop biobased materials and products from biomass as alternatives to fossil fuel-based chemicals products to alleviate these issues. For instance, biopolymers lignin, cellulose, and chitin have been recognized as sustainable precursors for green plastics. Biochars from biofuel and bio-oil production processes have played important roles in wastewater decontamination and soil remediation. Engineered biochar hybrids/tribrids have recently received a lot of attention for their multifunctional features such as adsorptive, ion-exchangeable, redox-active, photocatalytic, and hydrophobic to meet specific pollutant treatment needs. Moreover, biomass-derived porous carbons have drawn lots of attention for CO2 capture and energy storage. Bioenergy, such as bio-jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel can reduce the usage of fossil fuels and provide a novel route to reducing CO2 release.
This Special Issue on “Development of Biomaterials and Bioproducts for Energy and Environmental Applications” seeks high-quality contributions focusing on the latest novel development of biomaterials and bioproducts and their application in energy and environmental areas.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Synthesis, characterization, and modification of biomass-derived carbons;
- Biochars for water and soil remediation;
- Porous carbon from biomass for energy storage and CO2 capture;
- Sustainable packaging materials from cellulose and chitin biopolymers;
- Conversion of biomass to carbon nanomaterials;
- Biobased plastics, adhesives, and coatings;
- Bio-jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel;
- Perfluorinated compound mineralization;
- Biochar-based exotic multifunctional adsorbents.
Dr. Xuefeng Zhang
Dr. Chanaka Navarathna
Dr. Yan Luo
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